Writers are procrastinators. Okay, that’s a bold statement, and I’m not sure that it will hold true for absolutely every writer out there. But in general, out of the writers I know and the many interviews I’ve read with writers talking about their habits, there does seem to be a tendency to procrastinate. That’s maybe […]
I like to joke that for my 30th birthday I gave myself the gift of mental wellness, but it’s not actually a joke. I really did that.
Writing is an odd art form. While for things like drawing and painting there are clear tutorials and guides, for writing it is really difficult to know if you are progressing in the way that you should. No on gives you clear references of what being a “good writer” should look like. It’s probably no surprise […]
You’ve probably heard writing gurus, professional writers, and writing teachers all say it time and time again: If you want to be a great writer, you have to write every day. But is that true? I’ve been asked this a lot. The question often comes from people who are just starting out in their writing journey […]
I’ve noticed that many, like me, tend to keep at least two journals on the go at any one time, plus others for specific projects. We’ll take a look at specific projects notebooks later on in this series, but here’s how I divide my two major notebooks: While it is entirely possible to mix these […]
Writing journals are all over social media at the moment as a go-to for the new and professional writer alike. You might be thinking, “What’s so special about keeping a notebook?” The writing journal is much more than just a place to store thoughts though. When used as a tool it can help you massively increase your […]
When I was a child, a book was never far from my hand. I would read every day, sometimes solidly all day. This continued well into my teens, but then something happened. Or, to be exact, two things.
With Heartsnare out in the world, I’ve been thinking about something quite a lot: Who is my audience? You’re really supposed to know who you are writing for when you start, I hear you say and I know, I know, but I have to be honest I never gave it too much thought. Not until […]